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Amazing and useless true stories from history, hosted by Adam Azra'el and Mark Teskey

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Amazing and useless true stories from history, hosted by Adam Azra'el and Mark Teskey

    Episode 4: Grenade Goofs and Broadsword Battles

    Episode 4: Grenade Goofs and Broadsword Battles

    Adam and Mark take a look at WWII with a story of some grenade mishaps in Italy and a British nutjob famous for playing bagpipes in the heat of battle.

    Hosts: Mark Teskey, Adam Azra'el
    Producer: Adam Azra'el

    • 11 min
    Episode 3: Heinous Hindsight and Telegram Travesties

    Episode 3: Heinous Hindsight and Telegram Travesties

    Adam and Mark discuss the Japanese children's game known as Kancho and the really, really awful idea that ended the German Empire during WWI.

    Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Mark Teskey
    Producer: Adam Azra'el
    Moron: Arthur Zimmerman

    • 14 min
    Episode 2: Marathons and Mayhem

    Episode 2: Marathons and Mayhem

    Mark and Adam discuss the finer points of the awful 1904 Olympics and the most Irish fire in history.

    Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Mark Teskey
    Producer: Adam Azra'el

    • 13 min
    Episode 1: Pinball, Pepsi, and Papal Privates

    Episode 1: Pinball, Pepsi, and Papal Privates

    Adam, Mark, and special guest Anthony Staten discuss the wager that saved the pinball industry, Pepsi's short-lived status as an actual global superpower, and the struggle in the Vatican to enforce a modesty standard on its historical artwork.

    Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Mark Teskey
    Guest: Anthony Staten
    Producer: Adam Azra'el

    • 20 min
    Episode 0: Freuchen's Forays and Haydn's Head

    Episode 0: Freuchen's Forays and Haydn's Head

    Hosts Adam Azra'el and Mark Teskey discuss Peter Freuchen, a Danish explorer/next-level badass, and the curious case of the theft of composer Joseph Haydn's head.

    Hosts: Adam Azra'el, Mark Teskey
    Producer: Adam Azra'el

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

Wes the Westie ,

Hilarious and informative!

Never thought I’d care about pin ball regulations, but here I am...in complete awe. More!

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A very funny AND educational podcast; Adam and Mark know their stuff!

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